Insulating is a pain… but it will be worth it.. we hope. But you have to do it right otherwise it won’t work at all. John explains the do’s and don’ts of insulating & then we finished the ceiling!
Here’s the final list of all the insulation we used!
Reflectix – wheel wells & under front cab Reflectix BP24025 24-Inch by 25-Feet Bubble Pack Insulation
Insulfoam R-Tech Platinum – (under plywood)
Great Stuff Pro (used to seal edges and then put over wheel wells) – GREAT STUFF PRO Gaps & Cracks 24 oz Insulating Foam Sealant
Fill and Seal Expanding Foam (to fill out gaps that are hard to reach)- DOW CHEMICAL 157859 12 oz Foam Sealant
Great Stuff Gun Cleaner – GREAT STUFF PRO Dispensing Gun Cleaner, 12oz
Spray foam gun – We were fortunate that we didn’t need to buy one of these because we used John’s dads’ but heres a link for a one we would have ordered if we needed. Foam Gun, ATISTORE Pu Expanding Foaming Gun, Caulking Gun Metal Body Pro Heavy Duty Grade Expanding Spray Application Applicator for Caulking, Filling, Sealing, Home School Office Use
Fiberglass Insulation – (we found that R19 goes much further than any other roll. We started with a R12 I believe and used it up so quickly. You can split the R19 in half. It works just as well and you get double the roll!) – JOHNS MANVILLE INTL 90003719 R19 15″ x 39’2 Kraft Roll
Reflectix – (put over the walls after we filled with fiberglass insulation. Remember that reflectix is not an insulator. It has a super low R value it is only used to reflect HEAT not the cold) Reflectix BP24025 24-Inch by 25-Feet Bubble Pack Insulation
Window coverings also used reflecixs. Eventually we will cover with fabric so our van doesn’t look like a space ship from the outside.
Sides of Ceiling- Fiberglass insulation- (we found that R19 goes much further than any other roll. We started with a R12 I believe and used it up so quickly. You can split the R19 in half. It works just as well and you get double the roll!) JOHNS MANVILLE INTL 90003719 R19 15″ x 39’2 Kraft Roll
Foam board insulation – Polyisocyanurate Continuous Insulation
Foam board Adhesive – Loctite PL 300 Foamboard VOC Latex Construction Adhesive 10-Ounce Cartridge (1421941)
Wood supports – Firing Strips
Firing Strip Adhesive to ceiling – Liquid Nails LN903 10-Ounce Heavy-Duty Liquid Nails Construction Adhesive
Firing Stip Adhesive to sides – Gorilla 5002801 Original Glue, 8 oz, Brown